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Well, you could try just installing it, but if it fails, there isn't
much you can do.
Actually,I tried installing the Reader 4.0 several times before posting here for help. Perhaps I should have been clearer in my original post that I've tried all the ways I know and I am looking to other smarter computer people for help.
4.0 was written before 64 bit laptops existed and my hope in posting here is that someone is a bright bulb with a work around to have the installation steps in the .exe file actually install the software in a 4.0 sub-directory. Right now the install program doesn't do anything except extract the files and then bounce out of installing.
You can try this:
Install Reader 4.0 on a old Windows system, like Windows 95.
Then copy the files to your Vista system.
I am having same issue.. trying to install 4.0 in WinXp. tried uninstalling current version of reader and installing 4.0 version with no luck. I need this version for another program. Thoughts?
Installing ancient software on a modern OS is a mistake. Either install
an older OS or a newer version of Reader. I keep two old computers just
for that purpose one for Win 98 another for Mac OS 9.
Well Mike, I appreciate your commennts, however, if I could haul around my old desktop with me and my vista 64 laptop, then problem would be solved.
However, I can't haul the desktop.
And like Linda, I've had a problem installing on XP.
Except, though, I was able to install 4.0 on a Dell laptop with XP pro.
I believe I installed it on the Dell before I installed Acrobat Pro 7.0.
I also believe that since I installed it on the Dell before 7.0, it would explain why I now can't load 4.0 reader on 2 new XP boxes that have Acrobat Pro 7.0 already installed.
Question for Linda: Did you unistall all versions of Acrobat as well as Reader trying to install 4.0?
Thanks for all comments and suggestions. I'll give them all a shot to get the 4.0 on an XP box.
FYI Mike, the old program I'm trying to use is a year 2000 tax prep software from an old company named Tax and Accounting Software. Even after all these years it's been the only program I've found for printing labels that lets me start anywhere on a label page and any quantity or font. Intuit bought out the company in 2001 and continues to sell a bookkeeping package that uses a similar labeling process that does work in XP and Vista 64. If I could figure out how to export the 400+ label file I have in that old tax package in a format the bookeeping package could read, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
I'll be calling Intuit next week to see if they have any suggestions other than re-typing all that label information.
Again, thanks for any help and suggestions
Avery makes a free program for doing mailing labels. You might give it a
try. Of course it is intended for their labels. I don't know if it will
do what you want, but the cost it right. I use a program called In Touch
With which does what you want, but alas, it is Mac only.
I use Avery Labels exclusively.
I'll take a look.
>Well Mike, I appreciate your commennts, however, if I could haul around my old desktop with me and my vista 64 laptop, then problem would be solved.
I think the problem can be solved. How about using Virtual PC?